THE PARTY WAGON: AN INSPIRED BLOG ABOUT KIDS, PARTIES & FUN!

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Welcome to The Party Wagon! My name is Lydia , and I will be your hostess on this adventure through adorable children's parties. Get ready for all sorts of goodies, tips, tricks and hints on all things pertaining to entertaining your little ones and their friends!

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Tuesday
Nov182014

FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS- GAME DAY

Set, Down, Hut!  Jennifer Kirlin, of Bella Grey Designs, put together this fantastic FOOTBALL PARTY and is sharing her ideas with us!  I love the backdrop of the serving table and all of the cute details!  The popcorn cones are one of my favorites at this party!  Be sure to check those out- I know kids and adults alike would love them!

Isn't that the coolest backdrop?  Jennifer designed it with her family's name on it- and it can be customized to suit your family, too!  And, check out this Game Day banner...

Jennifer set-up the food and drinks on a table complete with cupcakes nestled in paper "grass" and topped with a football cupcake topper!  That idea definitely scores with your guests!

And, here are those FOOTBALL POPCORN CONES that I was telling you about- I love those!

Here you can see how they are on the table with other goodies that Jennifer served...the water bottles have football stickers on them, and the trophies in the background add a fun decoration to the mix!

Jennifer also adhered vinyl football decals to the drinking glasses (Mason Jars) for the Turf-Colored-Drinks!

You can also have your Draft Sheet for Fantasy Football!

And, the burlap football party favor bags are too cute!

What a great way to host a FOOTBALL BIRTHDAY PARTY or TAILGATING PARTY!  There is more to see from this collection at Bella Grey Designs!  Thank you for sharing, Jennifer!  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFO ON ORDERING THE ITEMS YOU SEE AT THIS PARTY...

PARTY DESIGNS (PRINTED PAPER GOODS) BY BELLA GREY DESIGNS

YOU CAN FIND BELLA GREY ON FACEBOOK HERE

BELLA GREY ETSY SHOP

Vinyl Decals on Drink Mugs- Creative Designs by Toni

Football Draft Sheet from The TomKat Studio

Wednesday
Oct012014

GO JUMP IN THE LAKE! BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS~ CAMPING~ FISHING~ WOODLAND

Go Jump in the Lake!  It takes on a new and really fun meaning when you invite some friends to literally jump in the lake with you- over and over and over!  My kids were given a gift of a water bouncer as a joint birthday present this year from their grandmom, and so that became the theme of my son's birthday party.  We added things that we see at lake a lot- like fox, fish, bugs, and a skunk (there is one that lives in the woods around the lakehouse that is very cute- we just hope we keep it happy!).  Hopefully, you can find some fun and easy birthday party ideas for a similar theme- such as a camping party, fishing party, or woodland animal theme!

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Monday
Sep222014

CAMILLE'S FIESTA ~ MEXICAN THEME BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

Celebrating your birthday with a Mexican Fiesta is a sure way to have a great time!  My daughter and several of her friends had a ball with all of the bright colors and (hopefully) vivid memories of a beautiful party day full of fun!  Planning all of the party ideas and details was loads of fun- although we don't claim to have everything authentically perfect- this is our take on a party that combines Mexican birthday party ideas with a young girl's likes and wishes!  For instance, we know hedgehogs don't hail from Mexico- but when she fell in love with a festive-looking hedgehog at a local shop, we decided the hedgehog would make a perfectly fun party favor!  So read on and enjoy- and hopefully you will find an idea or two that you can use for a Mexican-themed party or even a Cinco de Mayo celebration, too- and inspiration to incorporate ideas that make your party perfectly-suited for the birthday child! 

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Sunday
Sep072014

MY FAVORITE THINGS BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

When someone asks me to suggest a good idea or theme for their child's birthday party, my first question is always,  "...What is his/her favorite thing right now?".  I think it is always the best idea to throw a party based on what the guest of honor loves- and so I am thrilled to share this "Favorite Things" birthday party from Jenny at Bloom Designs!  Jenny incorporated many, many of her daughter's favorites into her 12th birthday party- from the location to the desserts to the activities!  This party is full of great birthday party ideas for how to tie together lots of favorites and make it all fit together so well!  Enjoy all of the fun of Audrey's Favorite Things!

 

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Monday
Sep012014

GO FLY A KITE BIRTHDAY PARTY IDEAS

The perfect beach breeze makes for a perfect day to go fly a kite...which also makes for perfect birthday party ideas from Tiffany Fox, of Fizzy Party!  Tiffany was inspired by the Octopus Kites that are flown at Lincoln City, Oregon- and so the entire party is designed around these colorful and fabulous octopus kites!  Read on for more great ideas on hosting a party beachside...no matter what kite shape you choose!

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